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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Credit: Bill Tarpenning, USDA

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include a new species of Phytophthora detected in Germany and the USA, the first report of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens causing bacterial rot of onion in Korea, and molecular characterisation of a yellow vein mosaic virus infecting okra in India.

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If there’s another new record you’d like to highlight, please post a comment.

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